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Req: Info on full body Edema-Need links, articles, opinions

Postby midwestmainer » Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:03 pm

I've been researching Edema but am having trouble finding the particular information I want. I would like to know terms associated with Edema and/or medical descriptions.
I would like to describe- all over, full body edema. I am familiar with the terms interstitial fluid, intracellular, extracellular and several of the diagnosis like Lipoedema, Lymphedema, etc. However, when searching, I can not find a type of edema that covers the whole body.

Here is a description in patient's words:
Pitting Edema in legs, ankles.
Excess fluid? and pressure in arms, neck, wrists, hands, shoulders, head, back, face, etc. ***this doesn't seem to be noticeable to others***
Skin tightness
Dry,itching,skin splitting hands- Especially itchy in morning
Joint pain, stiffness, aches
Edema worsens before menstruation but continues throughout month
patient is 36 yo female with several health problems; fluid retention started eight years ago with first pregnancy, seemed to lessen after birth, increased with second pregnancy three years ago, continued after birth

Can you think of 'medical terms' I could use in a search to find more detailed information? Any other sites (not found on Google's first 20 pages of search) that would help?

Thank you.
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Postby canalon » Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:21 am

LEave Google alone and try other search engines like Medline http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

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